[Mailman-Users] Mhonarc + Mailman (was external archiver urls)

Scott Russell scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com
Fri Feb 25 03:08:16 CET 2000

You are correct. Procmail is running on the server with Mhonarc. My faulty

-- Scott

On Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 06:21:58PM -0500, Nathaniel Irons wrote:
> On 2/24/00 at 5:30 PM, scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com (Scott Russell) wrote:
> > From the mailing list side, which is right this moment still
> > majordomo, emails sent to 'archive at system.name.com' are automatically
> > archived. This is for three different lists. Mhonarc takes care of
> > sorting them out (based on the [listname] in subject) and sticking
> > them into the correct web archive.
> Are you sure about this?  To the best of my knowledge, MHonArc has no
> code to determine the appropriate archive for a given message, whether
> based on subjects or any other criteria -- you just give it input, and
> tell it explicitly where to put the output.  I think your predecessor
> likely implemented a procmail solution or something else along those
> lines.
> In my case, I subscribe lists to unique addresses under my domain name,
> and use procmail to deposit new mail based on the To field:
>     ARCHIVEDEST="$HOME/archive/"
>     YEAR="`/bin/date +%Y`"
>     MONTH="`/bin/date +%m`"
>     :0:
>     * ^TOaddress-of-list
>     $ARCHIVEDEST/name-of-list/$YEAR/$MONTH.mbox.new
>     ...
> cron periodically calls a wrapper script that invokes MHonArc with the
> appropriate options (including the output location of the archive),
> based on the name-of-list in the mailbox's path.
> > I'll ask for details on how my counter-part set it up and see what
> > comes back. (Look for private email as I think this gets to be OT.)
> I'm new to this list, but I believe discussion of implementing
> alternative archivers for use with mailman is pretty germane.  In my
> opinion, MHonArc is best of breed, though setup can be intimidating.
>   -nat
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 Scott Russell (scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com)
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